Able

Ekar Complete Bike

Regular price $7,390

Campagnolo took their time evaluating the gravel drivetrain market, and listened closely to the feedback of riders and product managers when developing the Ekar platform.  The result is a simple, yet very well thought through drivetrain for Gravel.  The heart of the system is the 13 speed rear gearing, that allows a much tighter, and broader gearing range than available from Shimano, or SRAM.  This is driven by the elegant Ekar carbon crank.  Ekar utilizes mechanical shifting, and is the definition of simple, reliable an incredibly light.  All this while maintaining the elegance and sex appeal Campagnolo is known for. 

The ABLE is a high-performance off-road machine that tilts more towards the “mountain skinny” side of the gravel segment. It prefers a big tire but keeps a short rear end - in fact, it’s the same as the ALLROAD at 420mm. This is achieved by the most striking feature on the bike - the elevated drive-side chainstay.

Getting a chainstay this short with high tire volume is a packaging exercise because the chainring, chainstay, and tire all compete for space behind the bottom bracket. On mountain bikes this problem is addressed by widening the bottom bracket -- but that affects Q factor in a negative way. When we made the decision to make the ABLE 1X-specific it opened the design envelope and ultimately led to the decision to elevate the chainstay. By moving it up and out of the way we could make it extremely wide resulting in an incredibly responsive ride.

While our award-winning ALLROAD is a Swiss Army knife for a majority of mixed surface riding, when the path gets rambunctious its road-racing genes might seem lacking. We found ourselves on occasion wanting a bike that was equally engineered, but felt more at home on steeper, rockier and more rugged terrain. It was from this desire that the ABLE was born. It’s lightweight, tight, durable and agile. You can point it in any direction and go.

The ABLE begs to be ripped around on singletrack, fire roads, hardpack dirt, and chunky gravel. Proven on the brutal roads of the 2019 Dirty Kanza where ALLIED athletes Colin Strickland and Amity Rockwell piloted their ABLEs to overall victory.

The ABLE comes standard in the stock color combination of matte black with silver logos.  However, you can customize to the color combo of your choice for a $300 upcharge with any standard gloss or matte combo.  If you have a color in mind you don't find there, contact our customer support team so we can discuss the possibilities. 

Key Features


MAXIMUM CLEARANCE
700x50 (or 650x55) front and 700x45 (or 650x47) rear
BOTTLE MOUNTS
2x Downtube, Seat Tube and Top Tube bag (or 4th bottle)
CHAINSTAY
420mm length, elevated on the drive side
DRIVETRAIN
Purpose-built for 1x
GEOMETRY
Geometry optimized for gravel and other off-road riding with a headtube angle of 71 degrees and a trail of 66mm for most sizes, with a stack slightly taller than the Allroad and Alfa Disc

Build Kit

BOTTOM BRACKET
Campagnolo Pro-Tech Threaded
BRAKES
Campagnolo Ekar Flat Mount Calipers
CASSETTE
Campagnolo Ekar 13SPD 10-44T
CHAIN
Campagnolo Ekar E13
CRANKSET
Campagnolo Ekar 38T
FRONT DERAILLEUR
N/A
HANDLEBAR
FSA K-Force Compact
HANDLEBAR TAPE
Arundel Gecko
REAR DERAILLEUR
Campagnolo Ekar
SADDLE
Ergon SR10 Comp Men's Saddle
SEATPOST
FSA SL-K Carbon Seatpost
SHIFT LEVERS
Campagnolo Ekar Ergopower
STEM
FSA Energy
TIRES
WTB Resolute SG2 700x42 Black
WHEELSET
Industry Nine UL250 CX Alloy - Campy

Sizing Guide

XS SM MD LG XL
Crankset 170 172.5 172.5 175 175
Handlebar 40 40 42 42 44
Stem 80 90 100 100 110

Frame Geometry

XS SM MD LG XL
A. Headtube Angle 70 71 71 71 71
B. Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74 73.25 73.25
C. Head Tube Length 120 143 160 180 200
D. Effective Top Tube Length 531 544 553 576 591
E. Seat Tube Length (c-t) 470 520 540 560 580
F. Chainstay Length 420 420 420 420 420
G. Stack 533 559 575 597 615
H. Reach 376 382 387 396 405
I. Bottom Bracket Drop 70 70 70 70 70
J. Wheelbase 1009 1019 1029 1040 1055
K. Standover Height (w/700x43) 750 780 800 820 840
L. Fork Rake 51 51 51 51 51
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Elevated chainstay

Building a chainstay this short with high tire volume is a packaging exercise because the chainring, chainstay, and tire all compete for space behind the bottom bracket. By moving the ABLE chainstay up and out of the way we could make it super-wide resulting in an incredibly responsive ride.

1x Crankset

A 1x drivetrain is quickly becoming the industry standard for gravel: You’ll always find the right gear at the right time. The ABLE is 1x-specific, which allows us to elevate the chainstay for tire clearance without resorting to a super-wide mountain bike-like Q-factor.

Tire clearance

The ABLE is designed around a 700x42c: This is the tire size we recommend for optimum BB height and steering (remember: tire size affects steering geometry.) But if you ride in really chunky rocky terrain the ABLE can adapt with 650c wheels and tires as big as 47mm in the rear and 55mm in the front.

Adventure-ready

Four sets of bottle mounts -- one on each side of the downtube, one set on the seat tube, and a top tube mount ideally suited for a bolt-on bag.

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